Walk to make a difference in the lives of people living with Parkinson’s!
Stamp Out Parkinson’s 2013 is moving to Saturday, October 12, 2013! Because of the growth of the walk, we are also moving from Kelly Drive to MLK Drive!
About the Walk
Held annually in Philadelphia’s beautiful Fairmount Park, Stamp Out Parkinson’s has raised over $1.4 million in the last 11 years to promote community awareness, education and advocacy, as well as Parkinson’s disease research, programs and services that improve the quality of life for people with Parkinson’s Disease and their families in the Delaware Valley region.
About Parkinson’s Disease
Parkinson’s Disease affects 1.5 million people in the US and, according to the National Institutes of Health, about 50,000 new cases are reported annually. It is a chronic neurodegenerative illness with variable progression over time. Many features of the illness can cause increasing disability over time.
Because of your commitment, we can support “Dance for PD” in three communities in our region. This collaborative effort between The Parkinson Council, Penn Medicine, and Mark Morris Dance Group is designed so that people with PD like Karen Lynch can “forget my physical limitations and just be in the moment dancing to the music.”
Where your money goes…
Because of your dedication, we could fund the Dan Aaron Stay Fit Program at Arcadia University for the purchase of vital exercise equipment and technology “to provide the highest quality of service” to their participants.
Because of your generosity, we funded researchers at Thomas Jefferson University in their work to investigate molecular mechanisms in neuroprotective proteins and cell-replacement therapy. And at Pennsylvania Hospital’s Parkinson Disease and Movement Disorder Center, we supported their community outreach efforts and continuing research on barriers to treatment and care for people with Parkinson’s from communities of color.
Thank you for helping make a difference in the lives of people with Parkinson’s, their families and caregivers. Our community is stronger because your efforts.
About The Parkinson Council
As an affiliated chapter of the National Parkinson Foundation (NPF), The Parkinson Council is dedicated to promoting research initiatives to find the causes and cure for Parkinson’s disease, educating patients, your caregivers, healthcare professionals and the general public about Parkinson’s and improving the quality of life for patients and your families. Each year, volunteers organize several fundraising and educational events as well as create and manage a variety of communication and support services. For more information about The Parkinson Council, call us at (610) 668-4292 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.